Fitness: Get more out of your workout with these great tips from Lounge


Have a fit and strong weekend with these curated tips from Lounge fitness writers

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Lounge Fitness summary. We hope you’ve had a great start to the new year and that you’re achieving all of your fitness goals. By Loungeour aim is to give you the best possible fitness advice so you can get more out of your training.

With that in mind, this week we’d like to highlight three specific fitness stories we’ve published in the past week. A testimonial from a runner who trained hard to run a full marathon, a review of a new Garmin smartwatch and a story about a fun new workout to add to your shoulder day. So, let’s begin.

Garmin Venu Sq 2 Music review

In the world of wearable activity trackers, you can be sure that a Garmin smartwatch will be the perfect choice if you actually like advanced fitness metrics. In this story, author Shrenik Avlani explores the new Garmin Venu Sq 2 Music, which is the company’s product aimed at more casual users.

As Avlani says in his review, this is a solid smartwatch if you want all the Garmin stuff at a cheaper price. It does have some drawbacks, but it’s a solid performance monster. Learn more in Avlani’s review.

What I learned from my first full marathon

There was much to celebrate for Indian runners as the beloved Tata Mumbai Marathon returned on January 15 after a two-year hiatus. It was an event that runners across the country had been waiting for, and it did not disappoint.

Runner and author Sohini Sen was one of those who took part in the full marathon: all 42 km of it. In this very helpful testimonial, Sen gives a detailed first-hand account of what it takes to actually prepare for a marathon. A must read!

Try the javelin press to get the most out of your shoulder workout

When you think of shoulder day, you probably think of some of the classic movements: the overhead press, the lateral raise, the front raise, etc. However, there are many more ways you can strength train your shoulders, and one of the best is the javelin raise.

In this fitness skills article, author Pulasta Dhar takes you through the basics of the javelin raise, how it helps, and a step-by-step guide to mastering it. If you’ve been looking for a one-armed exercise, look no further!